Dead baby’s mother appears in court
The woman who allegedly disposed of her baby daughter’s body illegally and made a false abduction report to police appeared in the Kowloon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. She faced a charge of preventing the lawful burial of a body. No plea was taken. The case was adjourned until Jan 15, pending further police investigation. The defendant was remanded in custody. The prosecution argued that the woman had admitted leaving her daughter, 6- month- old Yue Hoi-ching, alone at home while attending a violin class on the morning of Nov 17. The woman said she returned in the afternoon and noticed nothing wrong. However, the baby showed no vital signs that evening. The mother disposed of the baby’s body the following day.